Trivia

Hard

Which Band Derives Its Name From A Unit Of Measurement?

Aerosmith
Korn
Megadeth
Anthrax

Answer: Megadeth

Mention the word “megadeath” today and most people think of the heavy metal band with said moniker. Mention megadeath sixty years ago, however, and you would call to mind the specter of nuclear holocaust.

The term megadeath was coined by nuclear scientists, researchers, and military strategists seeking to create a term to capture the sheer scale of deaths that would follow a nuclear attack. A megadeath was defined as one million deaths directly resulting from a nuclear explosion.

When the band Megadeath formed in 1983, they lifted the name from a political pamphlet talking about nuclear disarmament–a fitting start for a band that would later be known for highly political songs digging at the military-industrial complex and global war machines.

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Iconic 1980s Movies Theme Song Triggered A Lawsuit?

Trivia

Hard

Albertville, France Generates Electricity With Gas Produced By What Unusual Source?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Species Freezes Solid In The Winter And Thaws Out In The Spring?

Trivia

Very Hard

Which Empire Ruled Over The Largest Percentage Of Earth’s Population?

Trivia

Easy

What Was The Transporter Effect Created With On Star Trek: The Original Series?

Trivia

Hard

The Aluminum Christmas Tree Fad Was Cut Short By?

Trivia

Hard

The USS Enterprise, Of Star Trek Fame, Was Originally Known As What?

Trivia

Hard

Which British Knight Had A Sword Forged From A Meteorite?

Trivia

Easy

Why Were Children’s Action Figures Reduced In Size During The Late 20th Century?

Trivia

Hard

Banknotes Originated In Which Country?